The 2-in-1 convertibles are one of the in-things currently. Despite the abundance of convertibles in the market most of them are either not up to the marks or pretty expensive (remember HP Spectre x360 and Asus ZenBook Flip). And then came Asus Q525UA-BI7T9, a 15 inch 2-in-1 that not only seems pretty promising but also quite cheap.
CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.8 GHz
GPU – Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory – 16 GB DDR4
Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) with 10-point touchscreen
Storage – 2 TB SATA HDD
OS – Windows 10 Home edition
Performance- It’s powered by an Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16 gigs of RAM. And for your storage needs, there is a spacious (but quite obviously, slow) 2TB HDD. If it’s not anything graphics intensive task like hardcore gaming it can handle that job quite comfortably.
Handling- The ability to use it in any one of the 4 modes is the biggest USP of this notebook. No matter what you’re doing or want to be done you have a mode for that- want to type that document up? No worries, use it in the standard laptop mode. In the mood for some social media surfing? The tablet mode would come handy in that case. But the Windows Ink is undoubtedly the most interesting feature which allows you to scribble directly on the display using the stylus.
Price- Unlike some of the more expensive notebooks it’s much cheaper in comparison allowing it to be in reach of a much bigger consumer base. While the rest of the notebooks can cost you over $1000 it touts a price tag of $880.
No Thunderbolt 3- Okay, that’s really a big, big bummer. It’s certainly a crime these days to not include even a single TB3 enabled port in a higher mid-range convertible. As a result, even though it comes with a USB type-C port you can’t use it for connecting additional monitors or GPU docks.
Slow HDD- It’s another very annoying drawback of this model. While it includes a spacious 2 TB HDD as mentioned earlier it’s a 5400 rpm variance which is the slowest that you can find around. Asus at the very least could have included a 7200 rpm model in it.
Portability- While the dimensions are not overly aggressive the weight of the device certainly falls towards the heavier end of the section. At first glance, 4.19 lbs might not seem like anything heavy but a 1.9 kg machine is not the lightest while using as a tablet.
No matter if you’re a student looking for an everyday laptop or a white collar professional in search of a notebook that would be able to not only get your odd jobs done but can also handle a bit of multimedia stuff. So if some of the more popular and expensive names are out of your reach then you can comfortably go for this one.